SRSLY--What The Heck IS This Thing? Pics from 3 days to 8 wks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ninjapoodles, May 26, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Actually, as of the latest pics, about 7.5 weeks old. Here's what it looked like right out of the mailer from the hatchery:

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    And then at about 4 weeks, mixed in with the Buff Orps and a white Araucana:

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    And now, at almost 8 weeks:

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    And here it is with BO's of the same age, for size comparison:

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    I'm sure it's obvious to most of you, but we're clueless!
     
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  2. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I've just spent an hour looking through every chicken site I can think of, and I can't find ANYTHING that matches this bird! Every time I think I do, it's "Oops, mine has YELLOW legs," or "Oops, mine was mostly yellow as a chick..."

    What the heck is this thing?:eek:
     
  3. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol ~ looks like you have a banty love child ~ a mix of several chickens ~ :-D
    (we had a love-child as well, we named ours mystery meat, but I think she's turning into a gold-laced wyandotte.)
    ~Red
     
  4. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a silver leghorn to me! He will get nicer looking with age!
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:After I read your post, I Googled and found a pic of a 3-week-old silver LH chick, and it did look exactly like this one did at that age! I'm not having luck with the pics of older birds, since I have no idea of the gender of this one. Do you know of any decent pics anywhere?
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chick is a cockerel
     
  7. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.....I'm glad you found out what type of chick you have!!!!! I'm pretty sure it's a male.....MurryMcMurry Hatchery has some pics of full grown roo's.....Good Luck!!!!
     
  8. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this pic from Murry mcmurry.....hope it helps!!!! The older he gets the more he'll look like this.


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  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha ha ha, my sister and I used to call that breed "Grandpa Rooster" because the roosters were all slim and colored silvery gray like an old man's hair (more specifically, our own quite skinny and lovable grandfather).

    Those are cool! Please post more pics as he gets older!
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Please note the white earlobes on the Leghorn and the red earlobes on your cockerel.
    ps-I have no idea what he is-just what he isn't.
     

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